Pilot, 3 passengers injured in plane crash

NTSB investigating

June 22, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane into the Susquehanna River on Sunday night that sent the pilot and his three passengers to the hospital.

Craig Kerr of Columbia suffered a leg fracture, hypothermia and other injuries when the single-engine Cessna 182 he was flying slammed into the river just north of the Conowingo Dam shortly before 10 p.m.

Bob Gretz, an air safety investigator with the NTSB, said preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration showed that Kerr reported losing power shortly before the crash. Kerr was flying from Linden, N.J., to Clarksville in Howard County.

Kerr was transferred from Harford Memorial Hospital to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was reported in stable condition yesterday. His passengers -- his wife, Elisabeth Kerr, of Columbia and Willimina Bosch-Zomer and Arie Bosch, both of Holland -- were treated for minor injuries and released.

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